In casting news today, Frank Miller's new Netflix series, Cursed, has found its star. Coming from Miller and Tom Wheeler, the show is a new spin on the Arthurian Legends that center on a teenage girl, Nimue, a figure from the King Arthur stories that rarely takes center stage.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, actress Katherine Langford will play the lead role. She will already be familiar to Netflix audiences, having received a Golden Globe nomination for her work in the series 13 Reasons Why. Langford's Girl-who-would-be-Nimue is described by THR as a "teenage heroine with a mysterious gift who is destined to become the powerful (and tragic) Lady of the Lake."
The series is based on the book of the same name, Cursed, which isn't even out yet. Written by Wheeler with illustrations by Miller, the book is being created at the same time the show is being adapted, to be published in the fall of 2019. No word yet on when the series will land on Netflix.
Deadline is reporting that Dean Norris (Breaking Bad), Gil Bellows (The Shawshank Redemption), and Lorraine Toussaint (Hudson Hawk, Orange is the New Black) have been added. They join previously cast Zoe Colletti, Michael Garza, Austin Abrams, Gabriel Rush, Austin Zajur, and Natalie Ganzhorn.
“Lorraine, Gil, and Dean are exceptionally talented actors who also happen to be game for all of the creepy madness that this film entails,” said Øvredal. “We are thrilled to have them aboard our macabre little train.”
The already-in-production film, co-written by del Toro and Kevin and Dan Hageman (Trollhunters), will follow a group of teens trying to solve some small town murders. No release date has been announced yet.